Minecraft is one of the most popular games ever made. As per the latest stats, Minecraft amasses 141 million active players worldwide.
The game is addictive and lets the players build a virtual 3D world with blocks and explore a new different world as per their imagination.
You love to play Minecraft, but this time when you try to open Minecraft it shows “GLW error 65542: The device does not appear to support OpenGL”.
Well, there can be more than one reason why your gaming device is showing the error, but that error seems to happen with the players after the 1.17 update.
That update was about shaders, and the update stopped the players with the integrated graphics card. And even if it allows, during the game, you might see the error multiple times.
It’s not just the integrated graphics devices that can see this error, even the devices with dedicated graphics too can show this error, and to fix it we will have to go with more than one approach.
In this guide, we’ll show you to fix GLFW error 65542, for integrated and dedicated graphics devices, and try to fix the error following more than one method.
Before we pen down the fixes or solution, let me have highlighted why this error even shows, or possible reasons why gamers face this error.
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Why GLFW error 65542 shows when you open Minecraft?
You can encounter the GLFW error 65542 for more than one reason, these are some top reasons.
OpenGL is a library used to control the instructions regarding most apps and especially games.
If the OpenGL library is not rendering the game you are playing, you may encounter this error.
To fix it, you would not have to do anything, just replace the OpenGL library files.
Corrupt Graphics Card
If your graphics card is corrupted, or it is outdated, you may too encounter the same error.
Outdated or corrupted graphics cards sometimes trigger GLFW 65542 Error.
To fix it, you simply have to reboot your system, and if the graphics card is corrupted, you will have to replace it with a new one, in the old graphics card too, upgrade the graphics card simply.
Integrated graphics card
Again, as I mentioned above, the error seems to overflow in the Minecraft gaming community after the 1.17 update regarding the shaders which stop the integrated graphics card.
But, now the latest update fixes the issue, you can check that to fix the error.
If it is not because of the OpenGL, or the outdated or corrupted graphics card then the conflicted drivers too can make you encounter the error.
Some drivers like DisplayLink can conflict with the Java version and as a result, the error may appear when you try to open the game.
To get this fixed, you can simply uninstall the conflicting driver, and get things rolled on again smoothly.
For integrated graphics card
If you are using an integrated graphics card and started encountering the error after the update, this means, it’s the shaders update that is taking you down.
To get it fixed, you can update your integrated graphics card. As per Intel’s users and gamers too updating the integrated graphics card the error easily gets fixed.
To fix the error go to this Link (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html), and download the driver from the given download link.
Install it, after checking the I agree on License terms and conditions and install it.
Restart your PC and there you see the error has been fixed now.
The simplest method for upgrading the latest graphics card driver can by following the device manager.
Because maybe you read this post months after writing it, and there are the latest versions of the same driver, but you won’t be getting it by downloading from the link.
Follow along by updating the driver from the device manager.
- Go to your taskbar and right-click on the windows icon
- Search for the device manager in the search bar
- Once the device manager is open, you will have a list of applications, find the graphics card in the list
- Now go with search automatically for the updated driver option. It will take some time, the internet should be working, if you have the latest driver installed from the latest download link, you may go with upload from the device, or search for it automatically.
- It will search for the latest driver automatically, if your device’s graphics card driver is up to date, it will show, the system has already the latest driver installed, and if the latest driver is missing, it will update the driver.
- It’s the updating of drivers, if this thing does not work for you, what you can do is try uninstalling all the graphics drivers by right-clicking on each of the drivers and choosing to uninstall.
- Make sure that you uninstall every entry in the graphics section under the display adapter option. If you have both integrated and dedicated graphics, until both types of drivers.
During the uninstalling process, you may see screen flickering, it’s because the OS of your system is taking the system back to generic drivers, as the GPU drivers are getting uninstalled.
Turn your system on again, open the device manager again, and this time you are going to uninstall the apps related to GPU manufacturers such as Nvidia and AMD, or Intel.
Right-click on every entry related to apps or programs related to GPU manufacturers and uninstall.
Follow the on-screen commands when uninstalling the apps or drivers.
Now when you have uninstalled the drivers or apps, it’s time to install the drivers again.
You can visit the official website of each of your GPU drivers or app providers, like Nvidia, Intel, or AMD.
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The highest success ratio of fixing GLFW ERROR 65542 is when users replaced the OpenGL32.DD file manually and downloaded a new file and uploaded it to the root folder of the game.
You can use third-party software such as Restoro. It is a third-party DLL fixer that automates the entire process as well as the system and helps you update or replace the DLL files without any technical knowledge.
All you have to do is to download the Rostoro and install the system by following the on-screen commands and get the software to scan your PC for possible crashes, errors, malfunctions, or issues.
But I don’t like using third-party software, rather stick to downloading the DLL files manually and replacing them in the root folder of my game on my PC.
Go to this Link (http://www.mediafire.com/file/dy6c3nromnwpmpa/Minecraft_OpenGL.zip/file) and download GLL files its Minecraft Open GL files once downloaded you need to extract the content of the files just like shown in the picture.
- Once the content has been extracted, you will see 32-bit or 64-bit system, install the one as per your system configuration.
If you don’t know what system you are using 32-bit or 64-bit follow this method to learn your system.
- If it is 32-bit in your system that means you are using a 32-bit system, and you should use the 32-bit folder from the downloaded and extracted file.
- Keep in mind both the folders will have the Opengl32.dll, you just copy from any of the folders matching your system 32-bit or 64-bit and replace it in the root folder. Keep following, I will show you to find the root folder of the game.
This is how you copy the Opengl32.dll file from the folder, not the entire folder.
- Now when the file is copied, it must be pasted into the appropriate folder, commonly this is the path you find the folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre\bin
- After updating and replacing the file, now restart your PC, and you will see the error is not being shown again when opening the Minecraft game. In the majority of cases, by following this method, the error gets fixed, but if in your case, it’s still showing, there are other methods for other reasons you can follow along.
Reinstalling Minecraft or downgrading the version
If the issue persists, even after installing the latest graphics driver or replacing the OpenGL files, you can follow reinstall Minecraft or downgrade the Minecraft version. If you have mods installed on Minecraft, you can for some time disable the mods.
Reinstalling Minecraft should be the last option to do. Because you will have to let go of the user data if you don’t have any backup.
To get Minecraft uninstalled and installed again follow along.
- Press Key+R it will show a run dialog box.
- Type ‘appwiz. cpl’ with no quotes copied.
- It will show Minecraft on the list, click on the uninstall option.
- As you have removed Minecraft from your PC now, it’s time to install it again.
In case you have mods installed to alter or enhance the gaming experience, I would recommend deleting the mods for something.
Although there are rare chances the issue is being surfaced due to the mods or texture packs you have installed, still you can try and check if it is something because of the mods or altered files.
GLFW Error 65542 is a very notorious problem many Minecraft gamers face when launching the Minecraft game.
We tried to mention possible reasons or causes of this error, and along with the most common reasons also provided you with the solutions, to help you get rid of the error to enjoy playing Minecraft your loved game once again.